Mummy Confession: I love Daniel Tiger.
As I discussed in a previous post, my kids get screen time. We’ve been cutting back on it a lot lately, but one show I love them watching is Daniel Tiger. If you don’t know what this is and you have toddlers or preschoolers- look into it!
Daniel Tiger was created honouring Fred Roger from Mister Roger’s Neighborhood, an American television show loved by many for the years it aired. Many of the characters are similar to the show they are based on, or related to the characters who played a part in the children’s program. Each episode is based on some everyday life events and songs to compliment them.
Many of this loveable Tiger’s musical pieces are sung around our house in relation to everyday tasks. I am a big fan of, “You gotta try new food ‘cuz it might taste good” In addition to, “When you have to go potty, stop and go right away…” The latter is integral to toilet training for us. Daniel Tiger has so many not only educational points, but also every day encouragements in the mode of song. For some reason, it is easier to remember things if they are to a catchy tune. It also helps for the kids to see some character they love modelling good behaviour.
From songs about waiting to lessons on dealing with anger and sharing, he covers it all. My children love to watch the show, and singing along with the songs. They love the characters and stories, and I love that they are learning life lessons by watching.
Currently, I believe this series is available on Netflix or Free to watch with Amazon Prime Membership. There is an Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial available as well as a free month of Netflix if you are keen to try before purchasing anything.
What are your go-to shows, or favourite escapes that are also educating your children and helping them to learn while having fun?